|Is there a significance to which football players have which jersey numbers?|
does it have to do with position? is this the same for baseball and other sports?
Yes there is in the Pro's.
no...i don't think so...
Yes, wide recievers usually wear in the 80s, while WR who try out for the team wear in the teens.
Numbers relate to positions. For example 80s are recievers.
yeah... if you play on the line you have numbers 50-79 or 90-99 and the backs, db's, and such have everything else
YES..........EACH POSITION HAS A RANGE OF NUMBERS THAT THEY CAN CHOOSE FROM. IT TELLS YOU WHAT POSITION THAT THEY PLAY. SOME PEOPLE THINK THE NFL SHOULD DO AWAY WITH IT. IN COLLEGE YOU CAN HAVE ANY NUMBER AT ANY POSITION.
In professional football it does, other sports no (baseball, basketball, etc.)
no there is no signifigance, but for some reason football has rules on who wears what number, no other sport does
I'm sure there is a wiki on this, but the numbers do indicate a position. There aren't exact numbers, but more like ranges. For instance, the 80's usually indicate a wide receiver, 20's and 30's running backs and tail backs, etc.
It does have to do with their position on the team, but sometimes it varies.
The reason for different sets of numbers for different positions is this-
Yes. See what Hax wrote. There are however strict rules here. Reggie Bush wanted to wear 5 but he wasn't allowed because he is a RB...
This is how it goes in the NFL:
Yes only in football though in baseball you can wear any number and play any position. In football your position dictates how large and what number you wear. It's to let the ref's & line judge know who is an eligible receiver without always stating it at the beginning of the play.
yeah i am going to have to go with hax and dani'ye on this one.
yes, it tells were a player can line up on the field and play